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July 07, 2003

The vagina monoliths

Another perfect headline. The Observer reports an alternative account of the intended original use of Stonehenge:

'There was a concept in Neolithic times of a great goddess or Earth Mother,' says Anthony Perks, a gynaecologist who decided to investigate the idea that the circles could have symbolic anatomical links. 'Stonehenge could represent the opening by which the Earth Mother gave birth to the plants and animals on which ancient people so depended.'

The lack of a convenient cave entrance or opening (other than the new visitor centre) suggests a flaw in Perks' hypothesis. This new age flight of fancy is only so much speculation and suggests rather more about the fixations of contemporary gynaecologists than life in stone-age Britain. Abraham Maslow once observed if the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 7, 2003 07:23 AM

Comments

A what? A "gynaecologist"?

And I thought **I** went to school to get a useless/obscure education!!!

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at July 8, 2003 12:23 PM

I just found that Dr. Anthony Perks controversial theory that Stonehenge was designed to symbolically represent a vulva when seen by an "Eye in the Sky", as it was published in a short article in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in February 2003, is available online as an Abobe Acrobat pdf file here -

http://www.rsm.ac.uk/new/stonehenge.pdf

I highly recommend reading the complete article and looking at the pictures it shows before coming to any final conclusions about the "Vagina Monoliths" and possible premature ejaculation of opinions... ;-)

Posted by: Robin Edgar at July 29, 2003 05:26 AM

My new "Vagina Monoliths" "Web Sight" that is dedicated to providing the public with truthful and accurate information about Dr. Anthony Perks' new theory that Stonehenge may have been designed to symbolically represent the vulva of an "Earth Goddess" when viewed from the sky, in order to counteract the abundance of misconceptions, misinformation, and possible disinformation, that is now on the internet, is taking form here -

http://vaginamonolithstonehenge.homestead.com

Besides providing accurate information about what Dr. Perks new Stonehenge theory actually says, this new "web sight" will present my own personal knowledge and insights that arise from my extensive research into how the religious beliefs and "mythology" of ancient humanity were profoundly influenced by both solar and lunar eclipse phenomena and will explain how these ancient religious beliefs inspired by ancient, and even prehistoric, eclipses of the sun and the moon almost certainly relate to Dr. Anthony Perks controversial theory that Stonehenge symbolically represents the vulva of an "Earth Goddess".

Posted by: Robin Edgar at August 8, 2003 09:09 AM

Thanks for the continuing interest in my post on the "vagina monoliths" hypothesis. I will take a closer look at Dr. Perks' work and your own and may make further comments at the Flea in due course.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at August 8, 2003 11:21 AM